Introducing myself and my journal: Older Women for the Job

Posted April 27, 2013 from United Kingdom
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About Me: I am a 51 year old Indian woman. I was born in Burma and raised in Hong Kong and currently live in Britain. My parents are Muslims and have taught me Islam although I am not a practicing Muslim.

I understand the difficulties facing women in both developing countries and developed countries. The pressures of religion, culture and beliefs are tremendous on women.

I am a mother of 3 teenagers, two of whom are girls therefore, the idea of transforming this world for girls in the future is very close to my heart.

It has always been my passion to help people, even in the smallest way I can. My family was displaced from their home when I was very young. We came to live in a foreign country which became our home. These changes had huge impact on my life and how I think.

After assisting asylum seekers and refugees for 10 years, I committed to full-time motherhood. I did not completely stay away from assisting people. I continued to work in a job that helped families struggling financially. I hope to continue to contribute to humanity in any way I can.

The idea of World Pulse journal impresses me a lot and look forward to be actively involved and support the work that you do. Kareema

My Passions: making a difference where I can.

My Challenges: Improve in the way that I think and offer my skills and experiences to help others

My Vision for the Future: Older Women treated as people who can still contribute to society

My Areas of Expertise: Administration, Office Management, Mentoring, Case Management

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  • Klaudia
    Apr 27, 2013
    Apr 27, 2013

    Dear Kareema:

    On behalf of all wonderful WP members I also want to welcome you. You have reached an amazing place to exchange thoughts, ideas, feelings, etc. We´re really happy to have you on board. Let´s raise our voices together.

    Please follow our current programs and campaigns and enjoy this great journey. I suggest you:

    1- Participate in our current Digital Action Campaign on the theme "Girls Transform the World".

    2- To write on the topic of Maternal Health for the chance to be published in our e-magazine.

    I´m happy you´re in your way to find your own voice with us! I specially loved that you cared about other people in spite of being struggling for yourself. That says a lot of you!

    Looking forward to getting to know you better!!!

    greetings from beautiful Mexico

  • Kareema
    Apr 27, 2013
    Apr 27, 2013

    Dear Klaudia,

    Thank you for your warm and encouraging welcoming letter.

    I will follow the two steps you mentioned about.

    Looking forward to working with you and everyone at WP.


  • Olanike
    Apr 28, 2013
    Apr 28, 2013

    Welcome to World Pulse! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots women leaders and supporters from 190 countries. See the World Pulse Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community:

    You can also Visit our 2012 initiative, Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign to learn how World Pulse delivered grassroots women's testimonies, solutions, and visions on ending gender-based violence to influential forums. There is also an open opportunity for you to participate in our Girls Transform the World: Access to Education Digital Action Campaign. Read submissions from other community members, and learn how your voice will be transformed for impact.

    While I assure you that all the exploring, sharing, learning and networking will be worth the while, I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

    Together we can talk the talk, walk the walk, talk the walk and walk the talk!

    Warm regards, Greengirl

  • Kareema
    Apr 30, 2013
    Apr 30, 2013

    Hello Greengirl,

    Thank you very much for your warm welcome. I appreciate the links and the information into World Pulse. I look forward to be more involved and give my opinion as time progress.

    Warm regards, Kareema

  • Susan K.A.
    Apr 30, 2013
    Apr 30, 2013

    Dear Kareema,

    I am so glad that you have joined the World Pulse community. I recently joined myself and am very encouraged and inspired by being a part of this community of women and men who, like me, are committed to achieving peace and equality for all people. There is so much to explore, learn from, and be inspired by on the World Pulse website!

    I can tell from your post that you have a really big heart, full of love for humanity, and a strong and lasting commitment to making the world a better place. Thank you for your contribution! I am heartened by your voice, your courage, and your commitment to your daughters (and son).

    Looking forward to hearing more from you in the coming days.


    Susan K.A.